youth worker, youth ministry, student ministry, poking fun

Poking Fun at the Senior Pastor

By Doug Franklin March 15, 2011

Telling jokes about the senior pastor is cool, right? Come on, everyone knows that it’s OK to make light of the fact that the senior pastor isn’t cool or doesn’t know how to use the latest technology. It’s just good clean fun, he probably thinks it’s funny too. Have you ever said things like this before? Stop and think for a moment: do your words and actions build the senior pastor up or tear him down? Have your words caused your adult volunteers or students to think negatively about your senior pastor? If they have, you’re not helping the situation, you are actually weakening the church. Sure, it might build you up in front of them but in the long run you are destroying his ministry and yours.

About the Author

Doug Franklin

Doug Franklin is the president of LeaderTreks, an innovative leadership development organization focusing on students and youth workers. Doug and his wife, Angie, live in West Chicago, Illinois. They don’t have any kids, but they have 2 dogs that think they are children. Diesel and Penelope are Weimaraners  who never leave their side. Doug grew up in…  Read More